Deputy Clerk – Christine Harrison
Town Board Liaison: Councilmember Muller
Services provided by the Clerk’s Office:
A Notary is available during normal business hours most days. There is a $2.00 fee per signature.
Please call ahead to make an appointment for Marriage Licenses. You need to bring Certified Birth Certificate, Baptismal record, Naturalization record or Census record. A person must establish identity with a Driver's license, Non-Driver's License ID, Passport, Employment picture ID or Immigration records. Finalized divorce/annulment papers, if any, will need to be presented.
All dogs over the age of four months must be licensed. Resident may apply bringing with you a copy of rabies vaccination certificate and spaying or neutering certificate in person or via US Mail with appropriate fee to the Town Clerk’s office. This must be renewed annually. We have now established age 60 for senior discount, which will be update and applied at your next renewal. Please see fees below effective as of January 1, 2018:
Spayed/Neutered – $8.50, Senior (age 60) $3.00
Unspayed/Unneutered – $22.00, Senior (age 60) $11.50
There is $3.00 late fee for all dog licenses renewed 60 days after the expiration.
COPIES OF MARRIAGE, BIRTH OR DEATH CERTIFICATES
Copies of vital records from June 1881 and forward for those individuals who were born, died or obtained their marriage license in the Town of Rosendale are on file in the Clerk’s office. Birth records can only be issued to the person if over the age of 18 and/or parents named in the document. Death certificates may be issued to members of the immediate family. Marriage records may only be issued to persons named in the document, unless the document is needed for a judicial or other proper purpose. (example of judicial or proper purpose) - court order, benefit claims or official letter verifying that a copy of the requested marriage record. These records may be applied for in person with the applicant providing photo I.D., or through the mail with a notarized signature. The fee is $10 per certified copy of Birth/Death and Marriage. Genealogy is $22.00 per search / copy and require a copy of a valid photo id.
REGISTERING TO VOTE
U.S. citizens 18 years of age and older are eligible to vote provided they are properly registered. Applications for voter registration are available at the Clerk’s office or you may download a copy here opens in a new window and submit to Ulster County Election Board
OBTAINING A HANDICAPPED PARKING PERMIT
Applications are available from the Town Clerk’s Office and must be completed by the applicant and his or her physician. The application is then returned to the office with the applicant’s NYS Driver’s License or non-driver’s photo I.D. and a permit is issued. Permit applications may also be downloaded from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicle’s Web Site at View the information opens in a new window
HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSES
New York State Conservation Licenses may be obtained at the Town Clerk’s Office. Hunters should bring their driver’s license and either an old hunting license or a hunter education certificate when applying. Old backtags are not valid proof of eligibility. No certification is necessary for fishing licenses. The fee varies according to license type and applicant’s age..
COPIES OF PUBLIC RECORDS, LOCAL LAWS, ETC.
Copies of Local Government Records are available at Town Hall for a fee of 25 cents per page. Zoning, Subdivision of Land and other Town Laws and Ordinances are also available for viewing or purchase at the Clerk’s office.
TOWN BOARD MEETINGS
The Town Clerk records the Minutes of all Regular and Special Meetings and Public Hearings of the Town Board. The Official Minutes are permanent records of the motions and resolutions presented and considered by the Town Board. The Town Clerk has the sole responsibility of recording minutes. Minutes are not verbatim accounts of what is said but rather, at a minimum, minutes must consist of a record or summary of motions, proposals, resolutions, action taken and the vote of each member.
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUESTS/ PUBLIC ACCESS TO RECORDS
Persons wishing to access government records may request same through the Town Clerk who is the Record Access Officer. Requests may be made in person or by mail to the Town Clerk. All FOILs relating to the Police Records need to put a FOIL request in with the Police Department. All requests will be responded to in the shortest time possible based on the availability of the record requested. Any questions relative to accessing public information should be addressed to Town Clerk